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Undergraduate Student Conference

Undergraduate Student Conference
The Middle East Studies Center's third annual undergraduate student conference is scheduled for Friday, May 23, 2014. The event offers a unique opportunity for students with an interest in the Middle East to meet and learn more about the region from their peers.

Making the Modern Middle East: World War I & its Aftermath

Making the Modern Middle East: World War I & its Aftermath
Summer Institute for Educators | Friday, June 27 - Sunday, June 29, 2014, 9 am - 5 pm | Portland State University

CBI PATH

CBI PATH
The Middle East Studies Center presents a collection of lesson modules for content-based instruction of Persian, Arabic, Turkish, and Hebrew.
The Middle East Studies Center at Portland State University promotes understanding of the people, cultures, languages and religions of the Middle East.

As a National Resource Center for Middle East Studies under the U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI program, the Center serves as a resource on issues pertaining to the Middle East through activities that reach students and scholars, as well as businesses, educators, and the media. The Middle East Studies Center supports academic conferences, workshops, cultural events, lectures, and a resource library.

The Middle East Studies Center started in 1959 as the first federally supported undergraduate program for Arabic language and Middle East area studies in the nation. Portland State’s Middle East studies curriculum includes foreign language courses in Arabic, Hebrew, Turkish and Persian as well as area studies courses in a number of disciplines. The Middle East studies program boasts a distinguished faculty and vast library resources.